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Several plead guilty to crimes in Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 May 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Several people pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court on Monday, and they could face time in jail or prison.

Amanda L. Major, 24, of Medina admitted she had cocaine with the intent to sell it at her residence on Starr Street in Medina on Jan. 14. She pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a charge that carries a maximum of 2 ½ years in state prison.

As part of a plea deal, Major would avoid state prison and be sentenced to up to a year in county jail. If Judge James Punch decides on state prison for Major, she can reject the plea deal and go to trial.

Major, a first-time offender, will be sentenced on July 13.


In other cases in County Court:

Three people that were arraigned in March on fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance pleaded guilty to reduced charges and will enter Drug Court. If they can pass Drug Court – staying off drugs and not committing additional crimes – their felony charge will be dismissed and they will instead have a misdemeanor drug charge with no jail time.

Nathan L. Parsad, 24, of Williamson, was driving on Jan. 12 on Ridge Road in Gaines when he was in an accident. Parsad and two of his passengers – Caitlin E. Jones, 29, of Canandaigua and Eric L. Shirley, 28, of Canandaigua – all faced drug charges after police found drugs in the vehicle.

The three all told Judge Punch they knew there were drugs in the car and that they intended to use the drugs.

They pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth and seventh degrees. If they pass Drug Court, the fifth-degree charge will be dismissed.


An Albion teen admitted he entered a house on West Park Street without permission and stole from the owner on Aug. 18.

Corey Baerman, 18, faced a charge of second-degree burglary, which carries a maximum of 15 years in state prison. But in a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree burglary which carries a maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison if he is granted youthful offender status by Judge Punch.

If Baerman is not given youthful offender status, he would face a maximum of 2 to 7 years in state prison for attempted second-degree burglary. If the judge decides against youthful offender status for Baerman, he can reject the plea and go to trial.

Baerman said the house was unlocked when he went inside.

“Did you go into the house with the intent to steal something?” Punch asked Baerman.

“Yes, sir,” he answered.

Baerman will be sentenced on July 13.


A Holley woman admitted she violated her probation by driving a vehicle without a license, drinking alcohol, driving without an interlock ignition device, and missing several probation appointments.

Dana Hubler will be sentenced on June 1 and could face up to 4 years in state prison.